[rhelv6-list] Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2, Now Generally Available (GA)

Engineering Partner Management eng-partner-management at redhat.com
Tue Apr 28 21:42:57 UTC 2020

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 is the latest version delivered according
to the twice yearly release cadence. It is designed to make it easier
for IT organizations to adopt new, production-ready innovations,
faster. RHEL 8.2 drives enhancements to the user experience for both
new and existing customers and extends monitoring, performance and
security capabilities. For developers it adds new supported developer
languages and tools.


 * Enhanced user experience:
   - Streamlines subscription registration by making it a step in the
installation process
   - Simplifies monitoring with Red Hat Insights by enabling
activation during installation

 * Improved lifecycle management:
   - Simplifies upgrades from RHEL 7.8 to RHEL 8.2 with in place upgrade tooling
   - Reduces the time and risk of inplace upgrades with identification
and remediation guidance to resolve potential problems

 * Enhanced monitoring and performance:
   - Improves isolation and resource governance for container runtime
processes with cgroup v2[1]
   - Improves performance with architecture specific tuning for x86
Intel and AMD, ARM and Power platforms using tuned profiles
   - Monitors throughput of Microsoft SQL Server databases on RHEL in
Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) 5.0.2

 * Enhanced Security and Compliance
   - Improves security for containerized workloads with customized
SELinux policies using the new container tool Udica[2]
   - Meets specific organizational needs with the ability to create
custom System-wide Cryptographic Policies enabling users to specify
their own permitted ciphers
   - Extends security and compliance with new OpenSCAP profiles - DISA
STIG (draft) and Australian Cyber Security Center (ACSC) Essential

 * Expanded Developer support
   - Enables innovation with new language and software choices through
application streams including GCC Toolset 9.1, Python 3.8, Maven 3.6
and Container Tools 2.0.
   - Provides the latest development environments including OpenJDK
and .Net 3.1 in the Red Hat Universal Base Image (UBI), available in
the Red Hat Container Catalog[3] along with RHEL 8.2 base images

For further details please visit the Red Hat Blog[4]. To dig deeper on
the new features and capabilities found in RHEL 8.2, please see the
release notes[5]. Also note the accompanying blog covering the latest
news about Red Hat Insights[6].

Customers can access RHEL 8.2 using a valid subscription through the
Red Hat Customer Portal[7] or can sign-up for a no-cost Developer


The Red Hat Enterprise Linux Team

[1] https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/world-domination-cgroups-rhel-8-welcome-cgroups-v2
[2] https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/generate-selinux-policies-containers-with-udica
[3] https://catalog.redhat.com/software/containers/explore
[4] https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/whats-new-red-hat-enterprise-linux-82
[5] https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_enterprise_linux/8/
[6] https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/expanding-management-operational-and-security-risks-new-red-hat-insights
[7] https://access.redhat.com/downloads
[8] https://developers.redhat.com/articles/getting-red-hat-developer-subscription-what-rhel-users-need-know/

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